- Mid-Michigan Regional Meeting Interested
in environmental and conservation policy in Michigan? Come to the
Conservation Summit regional meetings and then attend the big CONSERVATION
SUMMIT 2003 at the Kellogg Center in East Lansing on September 4.
The next regional meeting is scheduled for Tuesday, July 22, 2003 from 1:30 - 4:00 pm at the Bengal Wildlife Center.
Through this process, we will be constructing and shaping an agenda for Michigan's future and we want to bring every member of Michigan's environmental and conservation community together around a common, focused agenda for positive change.
Bengal Wildlife Center: (517-641-7677) The Bengal Wildlife Center is located off of I-69 just northeast of Lansing. Take the Bath/Webster Rd. Exit (Exit 92) off I-69 and go north approximately 1/2 mile to Drumheller Rd. Turn east (right) and go another 1/2 half mile to our entrance on the right.
OBJECTIVES: The Conservation Summit identifies issues and policy changes needed to conserve Michigan's natural resources in these fiscally challenging times. We hope to refine the prior work through reviewing the list of proposed issues and focusing our collective efforts on moving agenda items forward. Our goal is a positive experience that concentrates on identifying areas of agreement, and setting aside areas where consensus cannot be reached.
The Agenda crafted in 2001 received the approval of many conservation and environmental organizations across the state. We seek to continually review and improve the process in order to become more successful in the future.
REGIONAL MEETINGS: Regional Meetings around the state will allow individuals and organizations to have an early input in the Agenda for 2004. A final document will be finalized at the Summit on September 4, 2003.
Regional Meetings - April 11, 2003
through August 5, 2003 - we have completed 4 regional meetings so far.
1. At all meetings, the discussion
will remain positive focusing on
2. All participants will respect
the diverse views that exist throughout
3. All efforts will be made to give
organizations sufficient time to
4. The issue advocacy addressed in
the Summit will remain within the